Newport County and East Bay

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  • 1. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

    Garden/Arboretum

    Starting with a sea of daffodils in April, this 33-acre estate on Bristol Harbor blooms all the way to fall. Highlights include fragrant pink...Read More

  • 2. Colony House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Completed in 1741, this National Historic Landmark on Washington Square was the center of political activity in Colonial Newport. The Declaration...Read More

  • 3. Common Burial Ground

    Cemetery

    Among those buried in this graveyard, which dates to the 17th century, are several governors, a Declaration of Independence signatory, famous...Read More

  • 4. Fort Adams State Park

    Beach–Sight

    The largest coastal fortification in the United States can be found at this park, which hosts Newport's folk and jazz festivals and sailing...Read More

  • 5. Great Friends Meeting House

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The oldest house of worship in Rhode Island reflects the quiet reserve and steadfast faith of Colonial Quakers, who gathered here to discuss...Read More

  • 6. Redwood Library and Athenaeum

    Library/Archive

    In 1747, Abraham Redwood gave 500 pounds sterling to found a library of arts and sciences; three years later, this Georgian Palladian–style...Read More

  • 7. Tiverton Four Corners

    Arts/Performance Venue

    From Route 24, head south on Route 77 to historic Tiverton Four Corners. The Four Corners Arts Center, in the historic Soule-Seabury House,...Read More

  • 8. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    As Newport's oldest house museum, this late-17th-century residence provides a glimpse of the city's Colonial and Revolutionary history. The...Read More

  • 9. Watson Farm

    Farm/Ranch

    This historic New England farm has been in operation since 1789. Tenant farmers operate it, using sustainable practices to raise grass-fed beef...Read More

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